RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Pakistan and Qatar on Wednesday expressed the desire to expand bilateral defence industrial cooperation.
The understanding was reached when Qatar’s ambassador to Pakistan Saqr Bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri met the Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain at the Ministry of Defence Production in Rawalpindi.
The two sides discussed the importance of joint ventures and exchange of expertise between the two Countries.
Rana Tanveer welcomed the guest and highlighted the importance of Pakistan-Qatar brotherly relations. He said that Pakistan values its relation with Qatar and desire to further strengthen the relation between both the Countries.
The minister expressed special thanks to the Qatari Minister for State for Defence Affairs DR. Khalid Al Attiyah for extending invitation to attend DIMDEX-18, and also extended an invitation for Qatari leadership to attend IDEAS-2018 to be held in Karachi in November 2018.
Rana Tanveer Hussain briefed the Qatari ambassador about salient of JF-17 thunder aircraft. He said that it is an advanced, all weather, multirole, fighter aircraft with an excellent air-to-air, and air-to-ground combat capabilities.
The minister for defence product also briefed the dignitary about the defence industries and their state of the art defence products. He further expressed that Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) has the expertise and skill to establish production facilities for infantry weapons, small arms and ammunition while security products manufactured by the Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) that can also be beneficial for Qatar’s defence forces.